An ideal space on the frontier is a topology of events and media realized for Stazione di Topolò in July 2015. The work includes an installation/performance with mezzo-soprano Carlotta Buiatti, a musical composition (soundcloud.com/maya-rouvelle/an-ideal-space-on-the-frontier), handmade musical instruments, materials found on site, drawings and video.
Inspired by the location and its history on the Italian and Slovenian border, Stazione di Topolò was an ideal space for us to continue to explore with sound, light and movement the qualities of suspension that take place on the frontier; where the essential in-betweenness of all things is evoked, with its ever present shifting perspectives, dualities and parallels.
This video presents the work in its installation form. The accompanying sound is an edited version of the audio track that was part of the work (link above).
As an installation/performance, materials (including objects found on site and media we prepared beforehand) were installed and open to the public. Performances in the space by us and mezzo-soprano Carlotta Buiatti were also scheduled, during which we would play a sound work composed of pre-recorded and live sounds made with the materials in the space. The performance would cause the materials/composition of the installation to be rearranged, and would remain until the subsequent performance.
Materials: objects found on site, hand-made paper assemblages, drawings, video projection, sound (a pre-composed soundtrack of digital and analog sources, live performance on hand-made acoustic instruments, vocals by Carlotta Buiatti, cassette recorders) and programmed LEDs.
Photo documentation: flickr.com/photos/mayarouvelle/albums/72157657776385311